Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Ulrich Schulte » Wed May 23, 2012 7:57 pm

Great pictures and funny trip report Jürgen and Paul. The trip postings are almost going too fast for me, fantastic reports of N-Spain, Florida and now Israel.
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu May 24, 2012 6:45 am

Great report!
And fantastic pictures :o

Jürgen Gebhart wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:
One of the best Trip report`s I ever read, how funny, but a little overstaded!
:lol: :lol: :lol:


Why?? :lol:

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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu May 24, 2012 6:53 am

Paul Lambourne wrote:what do you think of Jurgens other dragonflys? Trithemis? brachythemis?

Guess you could check the details rather easily, but overall built of second seems like Trithemis to me.
3rd Brachythemis for sure, although looks more like the western leucosticta (occurring in Israel anyway?) (which actually has been split and bears another name now in the Mediterranean vs. (I believe) further S in Africa).
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Thu May 24, 2012 7:54 am

Mario Schweiger wrote:Why?? :lol:

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The truth is:
My driving style is normal
I don`t smoke that many cigarettes
I smile more than once in a week

But it`s also right, I don`t need much too eat und time too sleep during a week of herping
Coffee, Water and a cigarette from time too time is enough.
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Pierre-Yves Vaucher » Thu May 24, 2012 8:44 am

great smokin report !! great pictures and a lot of species, even insect, birds, mammals... congrats to the "band" !
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Tomas Klacek » Thu May 24, 2012 10:33 am

Great photos and even better report! Love the Eryx and Telescopus. Looking forward part II. :)
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Guillaume Gomard » Thu May 24, 2012 12:58 pm

Dear Paulgen (or Jürgaul, as you wish),

Thank you for posting this first part, I'm speechless in front of those Daboia palaestinae :shock: :!: . For a first part it's already a really interesting collection of herps. Jürgen, I particularly like your picture of Testudo, it's a very relaxing one.
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu May 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:3rd Brachythemis for sure, although looks more like the western leucosticta (occurring in Israel anyway?) (which actually has been split and bears another name now in the Mediterranean vs. (I believe) further S in Africa).


Dug up the name, if anyone would care => Brachythemis impartita for N Africa and Mediterranean. Does occur in Israel, as well as B. fuscopalliata.
Here's the paper => http://science.naturalis.nl/media/19047 ... a_2009.pdf
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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Sean Cole » Thu May 24, 2012 4:30 pm

An excellent report indeed....and now I'm on a promise from Paul to go next year, I can't wait already!

The mammals, birds, Dragonflies - and in fact, Peter, if you know where to go - Orchids! - are also stunning in Israel.

Paul's bird is a White-throated kingfisher, Jurgen's is a female Little Bittern.

My dragonfly book is elsewhere at present, but I will be able to confirm all those later.

Our Montenegro trip, from 10th-16th June, is shaping up nicely - we will be dipping into Albania for a day with the hope of finding some new sites for the mountain species, as well as hoping for all the "biggies" we missed last year. If we don't, it will be my fault this time....will post a report on here when we return. Be warned, it will have pics of birds, dragonflies, butterflies and other stuff!

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Re: Jurgen and Pauls jolly Israel adventure, Part 1, The North.

Postby Peter Oefinger » Thu May 24, 2012 5:09 pm

Paul Lambourne wrote:Peter.. there were hardly any plants, let alone orchids! Montenegro in three weeks.. should get some pics for you there..you had lizard pics what more do want

At the moment, I'm fine with that odonata stuff - to me this seems at least as subversive as the orchids ;)
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